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Have I matched Memory, CPU and MoBo correctly?

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October 27, 2010 9:56:00 PM

Here's my build - I have drives already.

Newegg Wish List

I'm trying to make sure I have the MoBo/CPU/Memory right.

I am primarily going to be running WoW and Adobe Master Collection stuff.

I read the 1366 will lend itself to i9 upgrades and the 1156 is obsolete after i7. Is that correct?

Still need to pick a PSU, and I think a new cooling unit for the i7 - stuff I read says the stock cooler make a good paper weight.
a b B Homebuilt system
a b à CPUs
October 28, 2010 4:02:15 AM

You have 2 CPU's listed. The 930 is the one that would work in that mobo. You could (should) get a 950 for basically the same price.
You also have 2 RAM sets listed. Either would work, but you could shave off quite a bit of cost there without noticing a performance drop. Prob stick with 6 GB though if you do lots of work with CS5.
1366 and 1156 are both within 6 months of being EOL, so no difference there between the sockets.
The video card is way more than you would need for WOW. A GTX 470 is almost as fast for gaming, and will help greatly with CS5. If you don't do heavy work with CS5, you could also shave off quite a bit of cost dropping to a less costly video card.
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October 28, 2010 5:59:49 AM

etk said:
You have 2 CPU's listed. The 930 is the one that would work in that mobo. You could (should) get a 950 for basically the same price.
You also have 2 RAM sets listed. Either would work, but you could shave off quite a bit of cost there without noticing a performance drop. Prob stick with 6 GB though if you do lots of work with CS5.
1366 and 1156 are both within 6 months of being EOL, so no difference there between the sockets.
The video card is way more than you would need for WOW. A GTX 470 is almost as fast for gaming, and will help greatly with CS5. If you don't do heavy work with CS5, you could also shave off quite a bit of cost dropping to a less costly video card.



How strange. I had deleted out the other processor RAM about 7 hours ago. When I follow the link in my post there is only one processor (930) and one set of RAM (6GB DDR3 2000).

I changed to the 950.

As for the 470 - just had a long thread over in the Graphics forum. Consensus was with the new specs for WoW Cataclysm (dynamic shadows, water enhancements, sunshafts, DX11, etc) go GTX 470 or ATI 6870. After reading that the 470 is about as quiet as a vacuum cleaner, I opted for the quieter 6870. The 470 and 6870 are within $20 of each other.
a c 103 B Homebuilt system
a c 866 à CPUs
a c 242 } Memory
October 28, 2010 12:13:33 PM

Reddrumjay said:
How strange. I had deleted out the other processor RAM about 7 hours ago. When I follow the link in my post there is only one processor (930) and one set of RAM (6GB DDR3 2000).

I changed to the 950.

As for the 470 - just had a long thread over in the Graphics forum. Consensus was with the new specs for WoW Cataclysm (dynamic shadows, water enhancements, sunshafts, DX11, etc) go GTX 470 or ATI 6870. After reading that the 470 is about as quiet as a vacuum cleaner, I opted for the quieter 6870. The 470 and 6870 are within $20 of each other.

There where only 4 items on the wish list when I looked at it for my comment above, know it has more!
October 29, 2010 1:23:36 AM

Newegg has a mind of it's own. I just checked it and again the 2 processors were there as well as both RAM selections. Deleted the extras...again.
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